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Curaçao - A Beautiful Island Rich In History

Simply Dapper Travel


The largest of the ABC islands, Curaçao, pronounced “KEWR-E-SOW,” is 171 sq. mi. of sheer paradise. Like it’s neighboring islands, Aruba and Bonaire, Curaçao is a Dutch Caribbean island. Home to less than 150,000 residents, from over 55 different cultures; the climate in Curaçao is typically warm and sunny all year -round! 

Although Dutch and Papiamentu are recognized as Curaçao’s official languages, English and Spanish are also taught in schools. This type of education was quite evident, as it seemed everyone spoke multiple languages. Needless to say, it was very easy to communicate with all the Curaçao natives, which made my stay that much more enjoyable.

The official tender is the Netherlands Antillean Guilder, also called the Florin. However, US currency is widely accepted throughout the island; which means you can skip waiting in line at the currency exchange booth, so you can spend more time enjoying Curaçao!

Where I stayed - Floris Suite Hotel
I experienced a hideaway that thoroughly exemplifies simplicity and casual flair! The Floris Suite Hotel & Spa is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ merger of authentic Caribbean culture and modern tastes.

I absolutely love the architecture, as well as the design of the Imperial Suite I stayed in; especially the open bathrooms. The overall aesthetic was very modern and provided a classy feel to the resort. With a beautiful beach just a stone’s throw away, the resort presents the perfect haven to kick back and relax. I would definitely recommend the Floris Suite Hotel for couples, as it also has a really intimate vibe.

Read the full story, originally published on October 14, 2016, on Simply Dapper Travel.